Did you know more than half of your donors will cover payment processing fees for their donations when asked? In DonorDrive 52% of donors cover their processing fees when given the option. This has proven to lead to a 3% increase in overall event revenue. In our case study, Wayne Baldaro, Senior Program Manager of Fund, Development, and Events of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, explains this trend of giving a little more: “Now donors expect the additional ask. They expect the opportunity to do more. It’s becoming a standard in fundraising: another way for people to do additional good.”
On November 1st at the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Canada Conference, we sponsored a lunchtime contest and asked attendees to tweet the most compassionate act from their nonprofit this year. We thought we'd share a few of the great stories, all centered around the work that their supporters did for the cause.
When it came to compassion, some supporters gave their time and energy:
A story we’ve been following: Five years ago Bob Preston was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. When he found out his local chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association couldn’t afford printer paper, he decided to help raise funds to help out the more than 1,300 families in Rhode Island affected by the Parkinson’s. Right now, Bob and his wife Becky are sailing the East Coast on their 5,000 mile “Optimism Can Take You Anywhere Tour” from Maine to the Florida Keys and back in...
Jeromy Adams found himself in a unique predicament with his wildly successful Extra Life Event: only a select few knew about it. For a few years the 24-hour marathon of video gaming for good had flown under the radar of the popular media while raising millions for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event was legendary in the gaming community, but no national media outlet had ever mentioned it. “I kind of wanted to keep it a secret because it didn’t seem like many were noticing what we were doing. We were kind of getting a head start in this space.”
For DonorDrive client World Vision, the Ebola virus has hit hard in Sierra Leone, a place they've very familiar with. They've been helping in the country since 1978 and their donors currently sponsor 5,300 children there.
A month ago, World Vision found themselves with an very immediate need. They just received a major donation of 210 pallets of latex gloves (4 million pairs) from McKesson Medical-Surgical. This supply is enough to meet the needs of every medical responder in Sierra Leone for six months. The current outbreak of Ebola is the worst in history and with 4,000 deaths in West Africa, surgical gloves will play a key role in...
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